A Dusty Pink Couch

A dusty pink couch, M. Mair, original art

A Dusty Pink Couch, Margaret Mair, original art

A dusty pink couch
In an old beige-walled apartment
Overlooking the harbour
Is an odd place for making
Life-changing decisions,
A strange port to cast off from
On an uncertain voyage
In a trusty blue sailboat
Along a weather-beaten coast
Blessed with quiet inlets
And safe harbours
To snug up in
Before we turn our bow
To travel up a mighty river
In the changeable days
Of late summer,
Sometimes riding kind winds
Through swift currents,
Sometimes finding quiet anchorages
Protected by bays and islands,
Sometimes sheltering in marinas
From wild windy storms;
All to complete a circle
Begun years before
Sailing around
Our own small piece
Of this vast watery blue globe.

Written by Margaret Mair
Picture, original art by Margaret Mair

7 responses to “A Dusty Pink Couch

  1. A fascinating, storytelling poem, Margaret. I hope you’re doing well.

  2. There’s a wistfulness, nostalgia and lightness in this Margaret.

  3. I really like your blog. A pleasure to come stroll on your pages. A great discovery and very interesting blog. I’ll come back to visit you. Do not hesitate to visit my universe. See you soon. Happy New Year.

    • Hello, Angelilie. I’m glad you enjoyed your visit here, and I look forward to visiting your universe. Happy New Year to you too!

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